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Ask an Android Dev: What Languages Should I Learn?


Although Java is an important language for Android developers, it’s one among many. Knowing additional languages is useful for Android developers, engineer Ernest Holloway explains in our latest Ask a Dev video.

Some applications may have demands that can be better tackled through alternative languages, he says.

For example, advanced animations and applications that depend on hardware features could benefit from the native approach. But for companies that want a single codebase to be distributed across multiple platforms, HTML5 or CCS3 may make more sense.

The video above also discusses the differences in user experience between web and native approaches.

Our developer experts here to help you are from Mutual Mobile, a leading development and design firm that builds mobile strategies for top companies such as Audi, Google and Citigroup. Their team is eager to answer your questions about mobile, so be sure to ping us with your top queries on Twitter with #AskaDev. Also, don’t forget to check out our Ask a Dev YouTube channel, and subscribe.

Source: Mashable



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